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ASA-Net: the Autism Society of America's e-newsletter


2009 Call for ASA Award Nominations

Each year, the Autism Society of America presents a number of awards

and scholarships to individuals and organizations in recognition of

their commitment to the autism community. Awards and scholarship

winners are announced each year at ASA's National Conference and

Exposition on Autism Spectrum Disorders. For information about awards,

eligibility and submissions, please visit ASA's Awards and

Scholarships page at www.autism-society.org/asa_awards.

2009 Call for ASA Board of Directors Nominations

The Autism Society of America will hold elections in 2009 for two

regional Board positions (Midwest and Southeast regions) and one

At-Large position. Please submit your nominations by Monday, March 2,

2009. For information about qualifications and expectations,

nomination requirements, submission requirements and campaign

guidelines, visit ASA's Board of Directors page at


Don't Miss the Next Sensory Friendly Film!

The next ASA-AMC Sensory Friendly Film will be " Bedtime Stories " on

January 3, 2009, at 10 a.m. local time. Please note that this has been

changed from the originally scheduled " Marley and Me. " Visit

www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms to find a theatre near you, and be

sure to look for our new locations in Chicago, Minneapolis, Oklahoma

City, and Tucson, Ariz.

Washington Capitals Game to Benefit ASA

Don't miss the Washington Capitals hockey team play the Tampa

Bay Lightning January 1 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.! $5

from each ticket will go to benefit the Autism Society of America.

Tickets are $35 for seats in the mezzanine or $65 for lower preferred

seating. Visit http://www.autism-society.org/site/R?i=oWHLCUncxWBfUdmNdKaqNw..

to purchase yours


Autism on the Seas

Join the Autism Society of America on a fabulous 12-night

Mediterranean Cruise aboard award-winning Oceania Cruises as we sail

from Athens, Greece, to Venice, Italy, October 22-November 3, 2009. We

will visit six ports of call across 13 countries. Read more:


Vintage Car Enthusiasts Raise Awareness, Funds for Autism

Vintage Car Rally Association founders Rex Gardner, Charlie McKinney

and Vic brought a passion for cars and a passion for giving

together recently as they presented the Autism Society of America with

over $30,000 raised this year to help those affected by autism. The

gift was made doubly effective by a generous matching donor. Bill

, president of Autism Society of America-Heartland (based in

Kansas City, Kan.), accepted the check for ASA. Read more:



Make a CHANGE Today!

It is time for aggressive action from the grassroots level.

President-Elect Obama and the Transition team need to hear from ASA

and our community in a VERY BIG way! Please visit the Change.gov

Health Care page and advance the agenda to support individuals with

autism and their families. Look for the button where you can submit

your ideas for change. The more people write in to tell the new

administration their autism concerns, the better chance we have of

improving the lives of all affected by autism. Read more:



New Paternal Age and Child Development Study

Tel Aviv University researchers have conducted several consecutive studies

examining whether older dads are more likely to have boys with autism and lower

IQs. Most recently, they found that the older a father's age, the greater the

chance that his son will display poor social abilities

as a teen. Dr. Mark Weiser from TAU's Sackler School of Medicine

and his team of researchers are now studying what causes this

phenomenon. Read more:



AHRC New York City Holds Family Education Workshop

AHRC New York City will present " How to Access Appropriate

Educational Services for Your Child with Autism, " a free workshop on Wednesday,

January 14, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. at the AHRC Main Office Penthouse, 83 Maiden

Lane, New York, NY 10038. Read more:


" The Classroom and Communication Skills Program "

For young students, going to school--a new place with new people and

new rules--can be a scary experience, especially for those on the

autism spectrum. For teachers and professionals, this phenomenon

doesn't go unnoticed and they must work to create environments in

which these students can learn and be successful. Read more:



2009 ASA National Conference, July 22-25 in St. , Ill.

The 2009 ASA National Conference will be held in St. , Ill., at

the Pheasant Run Resort July 22-25. We will be opening registration in

mid-January. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the

conference Web site: www.autism-society.org/conference.

We anticipate 2,000 attendees this year and more than 150 exhibitors,

plus speakers from around the globe. In 2008, we were able to expand

our professional credit offerings and create a comprehensive program

that drew a record number of attendees.

Over 60 booths have already sold for next year's event. To

participate as an exhibitor, program guide advertiser or sponsor,

please contact Meg Ellacott at ellacott@... or

. Visit www.autism-society.org/conference and click on

exhibit information to learn more.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at


" What in the World is Autism? A Cultural Perspective "

The Asperger's Association of New England will present

" What in the World is Autism? A Cultural Perspective " with anthropologist Dr.

Roy Grinker on Friday, January 16, 2009, from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon at the

Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Mass. Read more:


Mind Body in Autism Conference

The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities

at Teachers College, in collaboration with the Developmental

Neuropsychiatry Program for Autism and Related Disorders at the

Columbia University Medical Center, will present a two-day conference

at Teachers College, Columbia University on April 17-18, 2009. The

Mind Body in Autism Conference brings together an interdisciplinary

panel of experts including educators, psychologists, pediatricians,

child psychiatrists, pediatric neurologists to initiate collaborative

consideration of strategies for addressing the challenges facing

persons with autism and their families. Read more:



" Top Ten Tips " A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the

Autism Spectrum

" Top Ten Tips " : offers 520 practical, tried-and-true tips for parenting

children on the autism spectrum. The book is organized into nine

practical chapters, with topics ranging from family outings, holidays

and frequent activities (bath time, meal time, etc.). Read more:


New Web Site a Tool for Parents, Educators

Videoplaylist.org is a free site where any parent can create a

playlist for his or her kids to view preselected videos from YouTube.

Created by the parent of a child with autism, the site has a built-in

shutoff timer and other features that make it well suited to the

autism community. Read more:


New Book on Journey of Mother and Son

" Moondance at Midnight " is an emotional true story of one mother's fight

against adversity in a world full of bureaucracy to protect her son

with autism and ensure he reaches his potential. Read more:


United Cerebral Palsy Launches Theatre and Drama Program

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles (UCPLA) offers a series of drama

and theatre workshops to students with autism spectrum disorders and

other related disabilities. The program is called the UCPLAy Project

and is dedicated to help all children discover their potential and

gain the wonderful and empowering experience of making art. Read more:


" What's That Look on Your Face? "

Recognizing and interpreting facial expressions and the feelings they

represent poses great challenges for children with language and

communication difficulties, including those with an autism spectrum

disorder. The new book " What's That Look on Your Face? " helps

young readers link faces to feelings by presenting situations they can

all relate to. Each page spread is devoted to a feeling expressed

through an exaggerated facial expression accompanied by a short poem

that further elaborates on the expression to reinforce its meaning.

Read more:


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